Frenchman Claude le Roy is on the verge of being named the next Coach of Kenya’s national football team, the Harambee Stars, according to Kenyan media outfit Daily Nation Sport.
This follows a series of meetings between the highly successful french tactician and Football Kenya Federation, President Nick Mwendwa in Nairobi early this week.
Sources privy to the meeting confirmed that the duo had discussed at length the “Harambee Stars situation”.
“He is available, with an impressive CV and wants to come to Kenya. I believe the remaining bit is to try and meet his demands,” Daily Nation source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed.
When contacted, Mwendwa confirmed he had settled on Le Roy, but was awaiting approval from the Government, who will be paying his salary.
“He is one of the coaches that have done a good job wherever they have been. He is available right now and we see this as a good chance,” Mwendwa said.
Le Roy, who is coming in with his personal assistant and fitness coach, is set to take charge of a bloated technical bench, as well as a team struggling to perform at any level in recent years.
Reports suggest current Stars coach Stanley Okumbi will be relegated to assistant coach alongside Musa Otieno, with Frank Ouna handed a special role as statistics collector and analyst.
The news of Le Roy’s impending appointment have excited several stakeholders, including Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, Stars captain Victor Wanyama and Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye.
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